Drainer

ca. 1774-1791 (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

A star at the centre and geometric decoration in two concentric bands in blue.
Body colour: Buff.
Glaze: Greenish white, pooling thickly on the underside and much crazed.
Shape: Concave at the edges on the underside and flat across the middle. One larger circular hole, fifteen round, thirteen quatrefoil, ten heart-shaped and eight square smaller ones. Three peg-marks at the rim of the underside. (Alphabetic shape codes as used in appendix to Archer. Delftware. 1997)


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in blue
Brief Description
Delftware drainer with geometric decoration, produced at Lambeth High Street, Thomas Morgan and Abigail Griffith in partnership, by John Brayne [?].
Physical Description
A star at the centre and geometric decoration in two concentric bands in blue.

Body colour: Buff.

Glaze: Greenish white, pooling thickly on the underside and much crazed.

Shape: Concave at the edges on the underside and flat across the middle. One larger circular hole, fifteen round, thirteen quatrefoil, ten heart-shaped and eight square smaller ones. Three peg-marks at the rim of the underside. (Alphabetic shape codes as used in appendix to Archer. Delftware. 1997)
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 27.2cm
Credit line
Given by Mrs Elizabeth Hirsch, Cambridge
Object history
Professor F.H. Garner, Birmingham. Sothebys. 1:6:1965. Lot 73. Moorwood Collection, Cirencester, Gloucestershire (Hon. Mrs P.A. Robinson). Sothebys. 15:5:1979. Lot. 47.

Exhibited: Mr Robert Hirsch, Cambridge, 1979. Given by Mrs Elizabeth Hirsch, Cambridge, 1991.
Production
Produced by John Brayne, Lambeth High Street, Thomas Morgan and Abigail Griffith in partnership.
Bibliographic Reference
Archer, Michael. Delftware: the tin-glazed earthenware of the British Isles. A catalogue of the collection in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: HMSO, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1997. ISBN 0 11 290499 8
Other Number
F64. - <u>Delftware</u> (1997) cat. no.
Collection
Accession Number
C.116-1991

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